January 03, 2013

Meet the Mudcatters

Meet the five teams of skilled "mudcatters" competing in the 10-week Okie hand-fishing competition.

Don “Katt Daddy” Brewer is the larger-than-life, tattooed trash talker of the group. Together with longtime friend Dennis Williams, the tough-as-nails duo plans to dominate the competition this season.

Marion Kincaid, “The Catfish King”, and his high-school buddy Mark Schull are Harley-riding, rough-and-tumble kind of guys, with a motto “If you ain’t bleedin’, you ain’t hand-fishin’.”

Teddy Good and his cousin Winston Walters are the “Young Guns.” As the next generation of hand-fishermen, they have a lot to prove to their competitors and their ancestors.… Teddy learned to noodle from his great-grandfather, and Winston fishes the same rivers his Comanche ancestors once did.

Scooter Bivens is the Okie Invitational’s defending champion—hailing from a family known as hand-fishing royalty. This season, Scooter is fishing with Nate Williams, a rookie with a lot to learn about handfishin’.

“The Legend” Lee McFarlin is a hand-fishing master with more than 40 years of experience, and a heavy favorite to win it all. He’s been teaching his daughter the ropes since she was a little girl, and now Misty Garcia is his fishing partner.

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